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Delayed spring planting

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Mid-May rains have resulted in further planting delays across parts of Minnesota. Find recommendations on when to change hybrid and variety relative maturities, prevent plant options, and more.

Delayed planting

Corn and soybean

  • Considerations for late-planted corn
    • Yield penalty for late-planted corn.
    • When to switch corn hybrid maturities.
    • Latest recommended planting dates.
    • Seeding rate adjustments.
    • Planting depth changes.
  • Delayed soybean planting
    • Consider soil temperature and conditions.
    • Seeding rates by maturity group.
    • Yield penalty for late planting.
    • When to adjust variety maturities.
  • Dealing with planting delays — What to consider when planting is delayed.

Small grains

Reviewed in 2022

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